workshops and events

Workshops & Events

Throughout the year Dots ‘N Doodles will host various events such as our annual Open House and a variety of visiting artist workshops and product demonstrations. We also support our local community partners such as The Astoria Art Loft, listing their classes on our calendar as well as other local community events.

The workshops, demonstrations and events are listed below with sign up instructions and contact information. Each listing will provide a description of the event, the place, the time, the dates, the fees (if applicable) and other pertinent information.

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Jul
3
Wed
Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 3 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paul/Swink Exhibit

Paul/Swink- Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink. The show will run July 3rd through July 30th and can be seen during Gallery open hours, 12 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sundays (closed on July 4th). The opening reception is July 6th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Artists will offer a talk about their art at 4 pm. The Hoffman Gallery is free and open to the public.

Laura Ross-Paul is a Portland based artist and teacher. She has been painting professionally for over four decades and has been represented by nine different galleries on the West Coast from Seattle to Laguna Beach. She has exhibited her work throughout the Pacific Northwest.

In 2003 a life threatening illness greatly impacted Laura’s life path. Approaching a diagnosis of multiple focus breast cancer with the goal of saving her breast, (what a life-long figure painter/teacher would want), Laura volunteered to be the first US woman to be treated with Cryoablation, or freezing. The successful outcome of this treatment has led Laura, and her husband Alex, to found Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates

Sales from Laura Ross Paul’s art at the Hoffman Gallery will benefit the not-for-profit Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates.

Laura will give a one-hour talk following the Artist Reception on July 6 from 5-6 pm. The art talk is also free and open to the public. Laura will speak about her art as well as the not-for-profit to whom she is donating all of her sales commissions from this show.

Sara Swink is a West Linn ceramic artist who creates distinctive pieces based on collages and other brainstorming techniques. She teaches workshops on learning to express creativity, and practices what she teaches every day in her studio.

Sara has been creating in clay since she was about 8. Her next door neighbor was a potter “and she planted this seed in me and my sister – something about clay would be a great thing for you and I absorbed it, because I didn’t get that kind of thing at home.”

Sara now resides in Portland where she has established Clay Circle Studio. She teaches and is featured in shows and exhibitions around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Aside from being featured in the July show at Hoffman Gallery, Sara will teach a two-day Creative Process workshop, July 18 and 19. In the workshop, Swink will introduce an approachable methodology that she relies on in her own work for exploring artistic vocabulary and cultivating personal style. Beginning with guided exercises in collage, doodling and clay, some discussion of the creative process and common obstacles, the workshop culminates in an image journal, clay sketches and ways to keep moving forward.

Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. To learn more about current and upcoming programs visit hoffmanarts.org.

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Jul
5
Fri
Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 5 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paul/Swink Exhibit

Paul/Swink- Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink. The show will run July 3rd through July 30th and can be seen during Gallery open hours, 12 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sundays (closed on July 4th). The opening reception is July 6th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Artists will offer a talk about their art at 4 pm. The Hoffman Gallery is free and open to the public.

Laura Ross-Paul is a Portland based artist and teacher. She has been painting professionally for over four decades and has been represented by nine different galleries on the West Coast from Seattle to Laguna Beach. She has exhibited her work throughout the Pacific Northwest.

In 2003 a life threatening illness greatly impacted Laura’s life path. Approaching a diagnosis of multiple focus breast cancer with the goal of saving her breast, (what a life-long figure painter/teacher would want), Laura volunteered to be the first US woman to be treated with Cryoablation, or freezing. The successful outcome of this treatment has led Laura, and her husband Alex, to found Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates

Sales from Laura Ross Paul’s art at the Hoffman Gallery will benefit the not-for-profit Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates.

Laura will give a one-hour talk following the Artist Reception on July 6 from 5-6 pm. The art talk is also free and open to the public. Laura will speak about her art as well as the not-for-profit to whom she is donating all of her sales commissions from this show.

Sara Swink is a West Linn ceramic artist who creates distinctive pieces based on collages and other brainstorming techniques. She teaches workshops on learning to express creativity, and practices what she teaches every day in her studio.

Sara has been creating in clay since she was about 8. Her next door neighbor was a potter “and she planted this seed in me and my sister – something about clay would be a great thing for you and I absorbed it, because I didn’t get that kind of thing at home.”

Sara now resides in Portland where she has established Clay Circle Studio. She teaches and is featured in shows and exhibitions around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Aside from being featured in the July show at Hoffman Gallery, Sara will teach a two-day Creative Process workshop, July 18 and 19. In the workshop, Swink will introduce an approachable methodology that she relies on in her own work for exploring artistic vocabulary and cultivating personal style. Beginning with guided exercises in collage, doodling and clay, some discussion of the creative process and common obstacles, the workshop culminates in an image journal, clay sketches and ways to keep moving forward.

Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. To learn more about current and upcoming programs visit hoffmanarts.org.

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Jul
6
Sat
Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paul/Swink Exhibit

Paul/Swink- Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink. The show will run July 3rd through July 30th and can be seen during Gallery open hours, 12 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sundays (closed on July 4th). The opening reception is July 6th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Artists will offer a talk about their art at 4 pm. The Hoffman Gallery is free and open to the public.

Laura Ross-Paul is a Portland based artist and teacher. She has been painting professionally for over four decades and has been represented by nine different galleries on the West Coast from Seattle to Laguna Beach. She has exhibited her work throughout the Pacific Northwest.

In 2003 a life threatening illness greatly impacted Laura’s life path. Approaching a diagnosis of multiple focus breast cancer with the goal of saving her breast, (what a life-long figure painter/teacher would want), Laura volunteered to be the first US woman to be treated with Cryoablation, or freezing. The successful outcome of this treatment has led Laura, and her husband Alex, to found Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates

Sales from Laura Ross Paul’s art at the Hoffman Gallery will benefit the not-for-profit Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates.

Laura will give a one-hour talk following the Artist Reception on July 6 from 5-6 pm. The art talk is also free and open to the public. Laura will speak about her art as well as the not-for-profit to whom she is donating all of her sales commissions from this show.

Sara Swink is a West Linn ceramic artist who creates distinctive pieces based on collages and other brainstorming techniques. She teaches workshops on learning to express creativity, and practices what she teaches every day in her studio.

Sara has been creating in clay since she was about 8. Her next door neighbor was a potter “and she planted this seed in me and my sister – something about clay would be a great thing for you and I absorbed it, because I didn’t get that kind of thing at home.”

Sara now resides in Portland where she has established Clay Circle Studio. She teaches and is featured in shows and exhibitions around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Aside from being featured in the July show at Hoffman Gallery, Sara will teach a two-day Creative Process workshop, July 18 and 19. In the workshop, Swink will introduce an approachable methodology that she relies on in her own work for exploring artistic vocabulary and cultivating personal style. Beginning with guided exercises in collage, doodling and clay, some discussion of the creative process and common obstacles, the workshop culminates in an image journal, clay sketches and ways to keep moving forward.

Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. To learn more about current and upcoming programs visit hoffmanarts.org.

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Jul
7
Sun
Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paul/Swink Exhibit

Paul/Swink- Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink. The show will run July 3rd through July 30th and can be seen during Gallery open hours, 12 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sundays (closed on July 4th). The opening reception is July 6th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Artists will offer a talk about their art at 4 pm. The Hoffman Gallery is free and open to the public.

Laura Ross-Paul is a Portland based artist and teacher. She has been painting professionally for over four decades and has been represented by nine different galleries on the West Coast from Seattle to Laguna Beach. She has exhibited her work throughout the Pacific Northwest.

In 2003 a life threatening illness greatly impacted Laura’s life path. Approaching a diagnosis of multiple focus breast cancer with the goal of saving her breast, (what a life-long figure painter/teacher would want), Laura volunteered to be the first US woman to be treated with Cryoablation, or freezing. The successful outcome of this treatment has led Laura, and her husband Alex, to found Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates

Sales from Laura Ross Paul’s art at the Hoffman Gallery will benefit the not-for-profit Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates.

Laura will give a one-hour talk following the Artist Reception on July 6 from 5-6 pm. The art talk is also free and open to the public. Laura will speak about her art as well as the not-for-profit to whom she is donating all of her sales commissions from this show.

Sara Swink is a West Linn ceramic artist who creates distinctive pieces based on collages and other brainstorming techniques. She teaches workshops on learning to express creativity, and practices what she teaches every day in her studio.

Sara has been creating in clay since she was about 8. Her next door neighbor was a potter “and she planted this seed in me and my sister – something about clay would be a great thing for you and I absorbed it, because I didn’t get that kind of thing at home.”

Sara now resides in Portland where she has established Clay Circle Studio. She teaches and is featured in shows and exhibitions around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Aside from being featured in the July show at Hoffman Gallery, Sara will teach a two-day Creative Process workshop, July 18 and 19. In the workshop, Swink will introduce an approachable methodology that she relies on in her own work for exploring artistic vocabulary and cultivating personal style. Beginning with guided exercises in collage, doodling and clay, some discussion of the creative process and common obstacles, the workshop culminates in an image journal, clay sketches and ways to keep moving forward.

Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. To learn more about current and upcoming programs visit hoffmanarts.org.

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Jul
10
Wed
Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paul/Swink Exhibit

Paul/Swink- Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink. The show will run July 3rd through July 30th and can be seen during Gallery open hours, 12 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sundays (closed on July 4th). The opening reception is July 6th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Artists will offer a talk about their art at 4 pm. The Hoffman Gallery is free and open to the public.

Laura Ross-Paul is a Portland based artist and teacher. She has been painting professionally for over four decades and has been represented by nine different galleries on the West Coast from Seattle to Laguna Beach. She has exhibited her work throughout the Pacific Northwest.

In 2003 a life threatening illness greatly impacted Laura’s life path. Approaching a diagnosis of multiple focus breast cancer with the goal of saving her breast, (what a life-long figure painter/teacher would want), Laura volunteered to be the first US woman to be treated with Cryoablation, or freezing. The successful outcome of this treatment has led Laura, and her husband Alex, to found Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates

Sales from Laura Ross Paul’s art at the Hoffman Gallery will benefit the not-for-profit Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates.

Laura will give a one-hour talk following the Artist Reception on July 6 from 5-6 pm. The art talk is also free and open to the public. Laura will speak about her art as well as the not-for-profit to whom she is donating all of her sales commissions from this show.

Sara Swink is a West Linn ceramic artist who creates distinctive pieces based on collages and other brainstorming techniques. She teaches workshops on learning to express creativity, and practices what she teaches every day in her studio.

Sara has been creating in clay since she was about 8. Her next door neighbor was a potter “and she planted this seed in me and my sister – something about clay would be a great thing for you and I absorbed it, because I didn’t get that kind of thing at home.”

Sara now resides in Portland where she has established Clay Circle Studio. She teaches and is featured in shows and exhibitions around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Aside from being featured in the July show at Hoffman Gallery, Sara will teach a two-day Creative Process workshop, July 18 and 19. In the workshop, Swink will introduce an approachable methodology that she relies on in her own work for exploring artistic vocabulary and cultivating personal style. Beginning with guided exercises in collage, doodling and clay, some discussion of the creative process and common obstacles, the workshop culminates in an image journal, clay sketches and ways to keep moving forward.

Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. To learn more about current and upcoming programs visit hoffmanarts.org.

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Jul
11
Thu
Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paul/Swink Exhibit

Paul/Swink- Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink. The show will run July 3rd through July 30th and can be seen during Gallery open hours, 12 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sundays (closed on July 4th). The opening reception is July 6th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Artists will offer a talk about their art at 4 pm. The Hoffman Gallery is free and open to the public.

Laura Ross-Paul is a Portland based artist and teacher. She has been painting professionally for over four decades and has been represented by nine different galleries on the West Coast from Seattle to Laguna Beach. She has exhibited her work throughout the Pacific Northwest.

In 2003 a life threatening illness greatly impacted Laura’s life path. Approaching a diagnosis of multiple focus breast cancer with the goal of saving her breast, (what a life-long figure painter/teacher would want), Laura volunteered to be the first US woman to be treated with Cryoablation, or freezing. The successful outcome of this treatment has led Laura, and her husband Alex, to found Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates

Sales from Laura Ross Paul’s art at the Hoffman Gallery will benefit the not-for-profit Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates.

Laura will give a one-hour talk following the Artist Reception on July 6 from 5-6 pm. The art talk is also free and open to the public. Laura will speak about her art as well as the not-for-profit to whom she is donating all of her sales commissions from this show.

Sara Swink is a West Linn ceramic artist who creates distinctive pieces based on collages and other brainstorming techniques. She teaches workshops on learning to express creativity, and practices what she teaches every day in her studio.

Sara has been creating in clay since she was about 8. Her next door neighbor was a potter “and she planted this seed in me and my sister – something about clay would be a great thing for you and I absorbed it, because I didn’t get that kind of thing at home.”

Sara now resides in Portland where she has established Clay Circle Studio. She teaches and is featured in shows and exhibitions around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Aside from being featured in the July show at Hoffman Gallery, Sara will teach a two-day Creative Process workshop, July 18 and 19. In the workshop, Swink will introduce an approachable methodology that she relies on in her own work for exploring artistic vocabulary and cultivating personal style. Beginning with guided exercises in collage, doodling and clay, some discussion of the creative process and common obstacles, the workshop culminates in an image journal, clay sketches and ways to keep moving forward.

Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. To learn more about current and upcoming programs visit hoffmanarts.org.

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Jul
12
Fri
Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paul/Swink Exhibit

Paul/Swink- Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink. The show will run July 3rd through July 30th and can be seen during Gallery open hours, 12 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sundays (closed on July 4th). The opening reception is July 6th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Artists will offer a talk about their art at 4 pm. The Hoffman Gallery is free and open to the public.

Laura Ross-Paul is a Portland based artist and teacher. She has been painting professionally for over four decades and has been represented by nine different galleries on the West Coast from Seattle to Laguna Beach. She has exhibited her work throughout the Pacific Northwest.

In 2003 a life threatening illness greatly impacted Laura’s life path. Approaching a diagnosis of multiple focus breast cancer with the goal of saving her breast, (what a life-long figure painter/teacher would want), Laura volunteered to be the first US woman to be treated with Cryoablation, or freezing. The successful outcome of this treatment has led Laura, and her husband Alex, to found Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates

Sales from Laura Ross Paul’s art at the Hoffman Gallery will benefit the not-for-profit Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates.

Laura will give a one-hour talk following the Artist Reception on July 6 from 5-6 pm. The art talk is also free and open to the public. Laura will speak about her art as well as the not-for-profit to whom she is donating all of her sales commissions from this show.

Sara Swink is a West Linn ceramic artist who creates distinctive pieces based on collages and other brainstorming techniques. She teaches workshops on learning to express creativity, and practices what she teaches every day in her studio.

Sara has been creating in clay since she was about 8. Her next door neighbor was a potter “and she planted this seed in me and my sister – something about clay would be a great thing for you and I absorbed it, because I didn’t get that kind of thing at home.”

Sara now resides in Portland where she has established Clay Circle Studio. She teaches and is featured in shows and exhibitions around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Aside from being featured in the July show at Hoffman Gallery, Sara will teach a two-day Creative Process workshop, July 18 and 19. In the workshop, Swink will introduce an approachable methodology that she relies on in her own work for exploring artistic vocabulary and cultivating personal style. Beginning with guided exercises in collage, doodling and clay, some discussion of the creative process and common obstacles, the workshop culminates in an image journal, clay sketches and ways to keep moving forward.

Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. To learn more about current and upcoming programs visit hoffmanarts.org.

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Jul
13
Sat
Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paul/Swink Exhibit

Paul/Swink- Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink. The show will run July 3rd through July 30th and can be seen during Gallery open hours, 12 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sundays (closed on July 4th). The opening reception is July 6th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Artists will offer a talk about their art at 4 pm. The Hoffman Gallery is free and open to the public.

Laura Ross-Paul is a Portland based artist and teacher. She has been painting professionally for over four decades and has been represented by nine different galleries on the West Coast from Seattle to Laguna Beach. She has exhibited her work throughout the Pacific Northwest.

In 2003 a life threatening illness greatly impacted Laura’s life path. Approaching a diagnosis of multiple focus breast cancer with the goal of saving her breast, (what a life-long figure painter/teacher would want), Laura volunteered to be the first US woman to be treated with Cryoablation, or freezing. The successful outcome of this treatment has led Laura, and her husband Alex, to found Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates

Sales from Laura Ross Paul’s art at the Hoffman Gallery will benefit the not-for-profit Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates.

Laura will give a one-hour talk following the Artist Reception on July 6 from 5-6 pm. The art talk is also free and open to the public. Laura will speak about her art as well as the not-for-profit to whom she is donating all of her sales commissions from this show.

Sara Swink is a West Linn ceramic artist who creates distinctive pieces based on collages and other brainstorming techniques. She teaches workshops on learning to express creativity, and practices what she teaches every day in her studio.

Sara has been creating in clay since she was about 8. Her next door neighbor was a potter “and she planted this seed in me and my sister – something about clay would be a great thing for you and I absorbed it, because I didn’t get that kind of thing at home.”

Sara now resides in Portland where she has established Clay Circle Studio. She teaches and is featured in shows and exhibitions around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Aside from being featured in the July show at Hoffman Gallery, Sara will teach a two-day Creative Process workshop, July 18 and 19. In the workshop, Swink will introduce an approachable methodology that she relies on in her own work for exploring artistic vocabulary and cultivating personal style. Beginning with guided exercises in collage, doodling and clay, some discussion of the creative process and common obstacles, the workshop culminates in an image journal, clay sketches and ways to keep moving forward.

Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. To learn more about current and upcoming programs visit hoffmanarts.org.

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Jul
14
Sun
Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paul/Swink Exhibit

Paul/Swink- Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink. The show will run July 3rd through July 30th and can be seen during Gallery open hours, 12 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sundays (closed on July 4th). The opening reception is July 6th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Artists will offer a talk about their art at 4 pm. The Hoffman Gallery is free and open to the public.

Laura Ross-Paul is a Portland based artist and teacher. She has been painting professionally for over four decades and has been represented by nine different galleries on the West Coast from Seattle to Laguna Beach. She has exhibited her work throughout the Pacific Northwest.

In 2003 a life threatening illness greatly impacted Laura’s life path. Approaching a diagnosis of multiple focus breast cancer with the goal of saving her breast, (what a life-long figure painter/teacher would want), Laura volunteered to be the first US woman to be treated with Cryoablation, or freezing. The successful outcome of this treatment has led Laura, and her husband Alex, to found Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates

Sales from Laura Ross Paul’s art at the Hoffman Gallery will benefit the not-for-profit Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates.

Laura will give a one-hour talk following the Artist Reception on July 6 from 5-6 pm. The art talk is also free and open to the public. Laura will speak about her art as well as the not-for-profit to whom she is donating all of her sales commissions from this show.

Sara Swink is a West Linn ceramic artist who creates distinctive pieces based on collages and other brainstorming techniques. She teaches workshops on learning to express creativity, and practices what she teaches every day in her studio.

Sara has been creating in clay since she was about 8. Her next door neighbor was a potter “and she planted this seed in me and my sister – something about clay would be a great thing for you and I absorbed it, because I didn’t get that kind of thing at home.”

Sara now resides in Portland where she has established Clay Circle Studio. She teaches and is featured in shows and exhibitions around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Aside from being featured in the July show at Hoffman Gallery, Sara will teach a two-day Creative Process workshop, July 18 and 19. In the workshop, Swink will introduce an approachable methodology that she relies on in her own work for exploring artistic vocabulary and cultivating personal style. Beginning with guided exercises in collage, doodling and clay, some discussion of the creative process and common obstacles, the workshop culminates in an image journal, clay sketches and ways to keep moving forward.

Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. To learn more about current and upcoming programs visit hoffmanarts.org.

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Jul
17
Wed
Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paul/Swink Exhibit

Paul/Swink- Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink. The show will run July 3rd through July 30th and can be seen during Gallery open hours, 12 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sundays (closed on July 4th). The opening reception is July 6th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Artists will offer a talk about their art at 4 pm. The Hoffman Gallery is free and open to the public.

Laura Ross-Paul is a Portland based artist and teacher. She has been painting professionally for over four decades and has been represented by nine different galleries on the West Coast from Seattle to Laguna Beach. She has exhibited her work throughout the Pacific Northwest.

In 2003 a life threatening illness greatly impacted Laura’s life path. Approaching a diagnosis of multiple focus breast cancer with the goal of saving her breast, (what a life-long figure painter/teacher would want), Laura volunteered to be the first US woman to be treated with Cryoablation, or freezing. The successful outcome of this treatment has led Laura, and her husband Alex, to found Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates

Sales from Laura Ross Paul’s art at the Hoffman Gallery will benefit the not-for-profit Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates.

Laura will give a one-hour talk following the Artist Reception on July 6 from 5-6 pm. The art talk is also free and open to the public. Laura will speak about her art as well as the not-for-profit to whom she is donating all of her sales commissions from this show.

Sara Swink is a West Linn ceramic artist who creates distinctive pieces based on collages and other brainstorming techniques. She teaches workshops on learning to express creativity, and practices what she teaches every day in her studio.

Sara has been creating in clay since she was about 8. Her next door neighbor was a potter “and she planted this seed in me and my sister – something about clay would be a great thing for you and I absorbed it, because I didn’t get that kind of thing at home.”

Sara now resides in Portland where she has established Clay Circle Studio. She teaches and is featured in shows and exhibitions around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Aside from being featured in the July show at Hoffman Gallery, Sara will teach a two-day Creative Process workshop, July 18 and 19. In the workshop, Swink will introduce an approachable methodology that she relies on in her own work for exploring artistic vocabulary and cultivating personal style. Beginning with guided exercises in collage, doodling and clay, some discussion of the creative process and common obstacles, the workshop culminates in an image journal, clay sketches and ways to keep moving forward.

Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. To learn more about current and upcoming programs visit hoffmanarts.org.

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Jul
18
Thu
Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paul/Swink Exhibit

Paul/Swink- Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink. The show will run July 3rd through July 30th and can be seen during Gallery open hours, 12 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sundays (closed on July 4th). The opening reception is July 6th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Artists will offer a talk about their art at 4 pm. The Hoffman Gallery is free and open to the public.

Laura Ross-Paul is a Portland based artist and teacher. She has been painting professionally for over four decades and has been represented by nine different galleries on the West Coast from Seattle to Laguna Beach. She has exhibited her work throughout the Pacific Northwest.

In 2003 a life threatening illness greatly impacted Laura’s life path. Approaching a diagnosis of multiple focus breast cancer with the goal of saving her breast, (what a life-long figure painter/teacher would want), Laura volunteered to be the first US woman to be treated with Cryoablation, or freezing. The successful outcome of this treatment has led Laura, and her husband Alex, to found Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates

Sales from Laura Ross Paul’s art at the Hoffman Gallery will benefit the not-for-profit Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates.

Laura will give a one-hour talk following the Artist Reception on July 6 from 5-6 pm. The art talk is also free and open to the public. Laura will speak about her art as well as the not-for-profit to whom she is donating all of her sales commissions from this show.

Sara Swink is a West Linn ceramic artist who creates distinctive pieces based on collages and other brainstorming techniques. She teaches workshops on learning to express creativity, and practices what she teaches every day in her studio.

Sara has been creating in clay since she was about 8. Her next door neighbor was a potter “and she planted this seed in me and my sister – something about clay would be a great thing for you and I absorbed it, because I didn’t get that kind of thing at home.”

Sara now resides in Portland where she has established Clay Circle Studio. She teaches and is featured in shows and exhibitions around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Aside from being featured in the July show at Hoffman Gallery, Sara will teach a two-day Creative Process workshop, July 18 and 19. In the workshop, Swink will introduce an approachable methodology that she relies on in her own work for exploring artistic vocabulary and cultivating personal style. Beginning with guided exercises in collage, doodling and clay, some discussion of the creative process and common obstacles, the workshop culminates in an image journal, clay sketches and ways to keep moving forward.

Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. To learn more about current and upcoming programs visit hoffmanarts.org.

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Jul
19
Fri
Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paul/Swink Exhibit

Paul/Swink- Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink. The show will run July 3rd through July 30th and can be seen during Gallery open hours, 12 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sundays (closed on July 4th). The opening reception is July 6th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Artists will offer a talk about their art at 4 pm. The Hoffman Gallery is free and open to the public.

Laura Ross-Paul is a Portland based artist and teacher. She has been painting professionally for over four decades and has been represented by nine different galleries on the West Coast from Seattle to Laguna Beach. She has exhibited her work throughout the Pacific Northwest.

In 2003 a life threatening illness greatly impacted Laura’s life path. Approaching a diagnosis of multiple focus breast cancer with the goal of saving her breast, (what a life-long figure painter/teacher would want), Laura volunteered to be the first US woman to be treated with Cryoablation, or freezing. The successful outcome of this treatment has led Laura, and her husband Alex, to found Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates

Sales from Laura Ross Paul’s art at the Hoffman Gallery will benefit the not-for-profit Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates.

Laura will give a one-hour talk following the Artist Reception on July 6 from 5-6 pm. The art talk is also free and open to the public. Laura will speak about her art as well as the not-for-profit to whom she is donating all of her sales commissions from this show.

Sara Swink is a West Linn ceramic artist who creates distinctive pieces based on collages and other brainstorming techniques. She teaches workshops on learning to express creativity, and practices what she teaches every day in her studio.

Sara has been creating in clay since she was about 8. Her next door neighbor was a potter “and she planted this seed in me and my sister – something about clay would be a great thing for you and I absorbed it, because I didn’t get that kind of thing at home.”

Sara now resides in Portland where she has established Clay Circle Studio. She teaches and is featured in shows and exhibitions around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Aside from being featured in the July show at Hoffman Gallery, Sara will teach a two-day Creative Process workshop, July 18 and 19. In the workshop, Swink will introduce an approachable methodology that she relies on in her own work for exploring artistic vocabulary and cultivating personal style. Beginning with guided exercises in collage, doodling and clay, some discussion of the creative process and common obstacles, the workshop culminates in an image journal, clay sketches and ways to keep moving forward.

Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. To learn more about current and upcoming programs visit hoffmanarts.org.

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Jul
20
Sat
Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paul/Swink Exhibit

Paul/Swink- Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink. The show will run July 3rd through July 30th and can be seen during Gallery open hours, 12 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sundays (closed on July 4th). The opening reception is July 6th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Artists will offer a talk about their art at 4 pm. The Hoffman Gallery is free and open to the public.

Laura Ross-Paul is a Portland based artist and teacher. She has been painting professionally for over four decades and has been represented by nine different galleries on the West Coast from Seattle to Laguna Beach. She has exhibited her work throughout the Pacific Northwest.

In 2003 a life threatening illness greatly impacted Laura’s life path. Approaching a diagnosis of multiple focus breast cancer with the goal of saving her breast, (what a life-long figure painter/teacher would want), Laura volunteered to be the first US woman to be treated with Cryoablation, or freezing. The successful outcome of this treatment has led Laura, and her husband Alex, to found Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates

Sales from Laura Ross Paul’s art at the Hoffman Gallery will benefit the not-for-profit Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates.

Laura will give a one-hour talk following the Artist Reception on July 6 from 5-6 pm. The art talk is also free and open to the public. Laura will speak about her art as well as the not-for-profit to whom she is donating all of her sales commissions from this show.

Sara Swink is a West Linn ceramic artist who creates distinctive pieces based on collages and other brainstorming techniques. She teaches workshops on learning to express creativity, and practices what she teaches every day in her studio.

Sara has been creating in clay since she was about 8. Her next door neighbor was a potter “and she planted this seed in me and my sister – something about clay would be a great thing for you and I absorbed it, because I didn’t get that kind of thing at home.”

Sara now resides in Portland where she has established Clay Circle Studio. She teaches and is featured in shows and exhibitions around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Aside from being featured in the July show at Hoffman Gallery, Sara will teach a two-day Creative Process workshop, July 18 and 19. In the workshop, Swink will introduce an approachable methodology that she relies on in her own work for exploring artistic vocabulary and cultivating personal style. Beginning with guided exercises in collage, doodling and clay, some discussion of the creative process and common obstacles, the workshop culminates in an image journal, clay sketches and ways to keep moving forward.

Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. To learn more about current and upcoming programs visit hoffmanarts.org.

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Jul
21
Sun
Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paul/Swink Exhibit

Paul/Swink- Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink. The show will run July 3rd through July 30th and can be seen during Gallery open hours, 12 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sundays (closed on July 4th). The opening reception is July 6th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Artists will offer a talk about their art at 4 pm. The Hoffman Gallery is free and open to the public.

Laura Ross-Paul is a Portland based artist and teacher. She has been painting professionally for over four decades and has been represented by nine different galleries on the West Coast from Seattle to Laguna Beach. She has exhibited her work throughout the Pacific Northwest.

In 2003 a life threatening illness greatly impacted Laura’s life path. Approaching a diagnosis of multiple focus breast cancer with the goal of saving her breast, (what a life-long figure painter/teacher would want), Laura volunteered to be the first US woman to be treated with Cryoablation, or freezing. The successful outcome of this treatment has led Laura, and her husband Alex, to found Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates

Sales from Laura Ross Paul’s art at the Hoffman Gallery will benefit the not-for-profit Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates.

Laura will give a one-hour talk following the Artist Reception on July 6 from 5-6 pm. The art talk is also free and open to the public. Laura will speak about her art as well as the not-for-profit to whom she is donating all of her sales commissions from this show.

Sara Swink is a West Linn ceramic artist who creates distinctive pieces based on collages and other brainstorming techniques. She teaches workshops on learning to express creativity, and practices what she teaches every day in her studio.

Sara has been creating in clay since she was about 8. Her next door neighbor was a potter “and she planted this seed in me and my sister – something about clay would be a great thing for you and I absorbed it, because I didn’t get that kind of thing at home.”

Sara now resides in Portland where she has established Clay Circle Studio. She teaches and is featured in shows and exhibitions around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Aside from being featured in the July show at Hoffman Gallery, Sara will teach a two-day Creative Process workshop, July 18 and 19. In the workshop, Swink will introduce an approachable methodology that she relies on in her own work for exploring artistic vocabulary and cultivating personal style. Beginning with guided exercises in collage, doodling and clay, some discussion of the creative process and common obstacles, the workshop culminates in an image journal, clay sketches and ways to keep moving forward.

Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. To learn more about current and upcoming programs visit hoffmanarts.org.

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Jul
24
Wed
Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paul/Swink Exhibit

Paul/Swink- Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink. The show will run July 3rd through July 30th and can be seen during Gallery open hours, 12 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sundays (closed on July 4th). The opening reception is July 6th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Artists will offer a talk about their art at 4 pm. The Hoffman Gallery is free and open to the public.

Laura Ross-Paul is a Portland based artist and teacher. She has been painting professionally for over four decades and has been represented by nine different galleries on the West Coast from Seattle to Laguna Beach. She has exhibited her work throughout the Pacific Northwest.

In 2003 a life threatening illness greatly impacted Laura’s life path. Approaching a diagnosis of multiple focus breast cancer with the goal of saving her breast, (what a life-long figure painter/teacher would want), Laura volunteered to be the first US woman to be treated with Cryoablation, or freezing. The successful outcome of this treatment has led Laura, and her husband Alex, to found Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates

Sales from Laura Ross Paul’s art at the Hoffman Gallery will benefit the not-for-profit Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates.

Laura will give a one-hour talk following the Artist Reception on July 6 from 5-6 pm. The art talk is also free and open to the public. Laura will speak about her art as well as the not-for-profit to whom she is donating all of her sales commissions from this show.

Sara Swink is a West Linn ceramic artist who creates distinctive pieces based on collages and other brainstorming techniques. She teaches workshops on learning to express creativity, and practices what she teaches every day in her studio.

Sara has been creating in clay since she was about 8. Her next door neighbor was a potter “and she planted this seed in me and my sister – something about clay would be a great thing for you and I absorbed it, because I didn’t get that kind of thing at home.”

Sara now resides in Portland where she has established Clay Circle Studio. She teaches and is featured in shows and exhibitions around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Aside from being featured in the July show at Hoffman Gallery, Sara will teach a two-day Creative Process workshop, July 18 and 19. In the workshop, Swink will introduce an approachable methodology that she relies on in her own work for exploring artistic vocabulary and cultivating personal style. Beginning with guided exercises in collage, doodling and clay, some discussion of the creative process and common obstacles, the workshop culminates in an image journal, clay sketches and ways to keep moving forward.

Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. To learn more about current and upcoming programs visit hoffmanarts.org.

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Jul
25
Thu
Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paul/Swink Exhibit

Paul/Swink- Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink. The show will run July 3rd through July 30th and can be seen during Gallery open hours, 12 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sundays (closed on July 4th). The opening reception is July 6th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Artists will offer a talk about their art at 4 pm. The Hoffman Gallery is free and open to the public.

Laura Ross-Paul is a Portland based artist and teacher. She has been painting professionally for over four decades and has been represented by nine different galleries on the West Coast from Seattle to Laguna Beach. She has exhibited her work throughout the Pacific Northwest.

In 2003 a life threatening illness greatly impacted Laura’s life path. Approaching a diagnosis of multiple focus breast cancer with the goal of saving her breast, (what a life-long figure painter/teacher would want), Laura volunteered to be the first US woman to be treated with Cryoablation, or freezing. The successful outcome of this treatment has led Laura, and her husband Alex, to found Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates

Sales from Laura Ross Paul’s art at the Hoffman Gallery will benefit the not-for-profit Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates.

Laura will give a one-hour talk following the Artist Reception on July 6 from 5-6 pm. The art talk is also free and open to the public. Laura will speak about her art as well as the not-for-profit to whom she is donating all of her sales commissions from this show.

Sara Swink is a West Linn ceramic artist who creates distinctive pieces based on collages and other brainstorming techniques. She teaches workshops on learning to express creativity, and practices what she teaches every day in her studio.

Sara has been creating in clay since she was about 8. Her next door neighbor was a potter “and she planted this seed in me and my sister – something about clay would be a great thing for you and I absorbed it, because I didn’t get that kind of thing at home.”

Sara now resides in Portland where she has established Clay Circle Studio. She teaches and is featured in shows and exhibitions around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Aside from being featured in the July show at Hoffman Gallery, Sara will teach a two-day Creative Process workshop, July 18 and 19. In the workshop, Swink will introduce an approachable methodology that she relies on in her own work for exploring artistic vocabulary and cultivating personal style. Beginning with guided exercises in collage, doodling and clay, some discussion of the creative process and common obstacles, the workshop culminates in an image journal, clay sketches and ways to keep moving forward.

Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. To learn more about current and upcoming programs visit hoffmanarts.org.

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Jul
26
Fri
Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paul/Swink Exhibit

Paul/Swink- Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink. The show will run July 3rd through July 30th and can be seen during Gallery open hours, 12 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sundays (closed on July 4th). The opening reception is July 6th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Artists will offer a talk about their art at 4 pm. The Hoffman Gallery is free and open to the public.

Laura Ross-Paul is a Portland based artist and teacher. She has been painting professionally for over four decades and has been represented by nine different galleries on the West Coast from Seattle to Laguna Beach. She has exhibited her work throughout the Pacific Northwest.

In 2003 a life threatening illness greatly impacted Laura’s life path. Approaching a diagnosis of multiple focus breast cancer with the goal of saving her breast, (what a life-long figure painter/teacher would want), Laura volunteered to be the first US woman to be treated with Cryoablation, or freezing. The successful outcome of this treatment has led Laura, and her husband Alex, to found Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates

Sales from Laura Ross Paul’s art at the Hoffman Gallery will benefit the not-for-profit Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates.

Laura will give a one-hour talk following the Artist Reception on July 6 from 5-6 pm. The art talk is also free and open to the public. Laura will speak about her art as well as the not-for-profit to whom she is donating all of her sales commissions from this show.

Sara Swink is a West Linn ceramic artist who creates distinctive pieces based on collages and other brainstorming techniques. She teaches workshops on learning to express creativity, and practices what she teaches every day in her studio.

Sara has been creating in clay since she was about 8. Her next door neighbor was a potter “and she planted this seed in me and my sister – something about clay would be a great thing for you and I absorbed it, because I didn’t get that kind of thing at home.”

Sara now resides in Portland where she has established Clay Circle Studio. She teaches and is featured in shows and exhibitions around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Aside from being featured in the July show at Hoffman Gallery, Sara will teach a two-day Creative Process workshop, July 18 and 19. In the workshop, Swink will introduce an approachable methodology that she relies on in her own work for exploring artistic vocabulary and cultivating personal style. Beginning with guided exercises in collage, doodling and clay, some discussion of the creative process and common obstacles, the workshop culminates in an image journal, clay sketches and ways to keep moving forward.

Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. To learn more about current and upcoming programs visit hoffmanarts.org.

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Jul
27
Sat
Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paul/Swink Exhibit

Paul/Swink- Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink. The show will run July 3rd through July 30th and can be seen during Gallery open hours, 12 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sundays (closed on July 4th). The opening reception is July 6th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Artists will offer a talk about their art at 4 pm. The Hoffman Gallery is free and open to the public.

Laura Ross-Paul is a Portland based artist and teacher. She has been painting professionally for over four decades and has been represented by nine different galleries on the West Coast from Seattle to Laguna Beach. She has exhibited her work throughout the Pacific Northwest.

In 2003 a life threatening illness greatly impacted Laura’s life path. Approaching a diagnosis of multiple focus breast cancer with the goal of saving her breast, (what a life-long figure painter/teacher would want), Laura volunteered to be the first US woman to be treated with Cryoablation, or freezing. The successful outcome of this treatment has led Laura, and her husband Alex, to found Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates

Sales from Laura Ross Paul’s art at the Hoffman Gallery will benefit the not-for-profit Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates.

Laura will give a one-hour talk following the Artist Reception on July 6 from 5-6 pm. The art talk is also free and open to the public. Laura will speak about her art as well as the not-for-profit to whom she is donating all of her sales commissions from this show.

Sara Swink is a West Linn ceramic artist who creates distinctive pieces based on collages and other brainstorming techniques. She teaches workshops on learning to express creativity, and practices what she teaches every day in her studio.

Sara has been creating in clay since she was about 8. Her next door neighbor was a potter “and she planted this seed in me and my sister – something about clay would be a great thing for you and I absorbed it, because I didn’t get that kind of thing at home.”

Sara now resides in Portland where she has established Clay Circle Studio. She teaches and is featured in shows and exhibitions around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Aside from being featured in the July show at Hoffman Gallery, Sara will teach a two-day Creative Process workshop, July 18 and 19. In the workshop, Swink will introduce an approachable methodology that she relies on in her own work for exploring artistic vocabulary and cultivating personal style. Beginning with guided exercises in collage, doodling and clay, some discussion of the creative process and common obstacles, the workshop culminates in an image journal, clay sketches and ways to keep moving forward.

Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. To learn more about current and upcoming programs visit hoffmanarts.org.

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Jul
28
Sun
Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink @ The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paul/Swink Exhibit

Paul/Swink- Hoffman Center Gallery will feature the work of painter Laura Ross Paul and ceramicist Sarah Swink. The show will run July 3rd through July 30th and can be seen during Gallery open hours, 12 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sundays (closed on July 4th). The opening reception is July 6th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Artists will offer a talk about their art at 4 pm. The Hoffman Gallery is free and open to the public.

Laura Ross-Paul is a Portland based artist and teacher. She has been painting professionally for over four decades and has been represented by nine different galleries on the West Coast from Seattle to Laguna Beach. She has exhibited her work throughout the Pacific Northwest.

In 2003 a life threatening illness greatly impacted Laura’s life path. Approaching a diagnosis of multiple focus breast cancer with the goal of saving her breast, (what a life-long figure painter/teacher would want), Laura volunteered to be the first US woman to be treated with Cryoablation, or freezing. The successful outcome of this treatment has led Laura, and her husband Alex, to found Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates

Sales from Laura Ross Paul’s art at the Hoffman Gallery will benefit the not-for-profit Cryoablation for Breast Cancer Advocates.

Laura will give a one-hour talk following the Artist Reception on July 6 from 5-6 pm. The art talk is also free and open to the public. Laura will speak about her art as well as the not-for-profit to whom she is donating all of her sales commissions from this show.

Sara Swink is a West Linn ceramic artist who creates distinctive pieces based on collages and other brainstorming techniques. She teaches workshops on learning to express creativity, and practices what she teaches every day in her studio.

Sara has been creating in clay since she was about 8. Her next door neighbor was a potter “and she planted this seed in me and my sister – something about clay would be a great thing for you and I absorbed it, because I didn’t get that kind of thing at home.”

Sara now resides in Portland where she has established Clay Circle Studio. She teaches and is featured in shows and exhibitions around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Aside from being featured in the July show at Hoffman Gallery, Sara will teach a two-day Creative Process workshop, July 18 and 19. In the workshop, Swink will introduce an approachable methodology that she relies on in her own work for exploring artistic vocabulary and cultivating personal style. Beginning with guided exercises in collage, doodling and clay, some discussion of the creative process and common obstacles, the workshop culminates in an image journal, clay sketches and ways to keep moving forward.

Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. To learn more about current and upcoming programs visit hoffmanarts.org.

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Paul/Swink

Oct
5
Sat
ART EXPERIENCES FOR CHILDREN @ The Astoria Art Loft
Oct 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

ART EXPERIENCES FOR CHILDREN – – Instruction by Christine Kende

October 5th, 2019  – –  10:30 AM – 12:30 AM  – –  This is a Saturday morning class for children grades 3 and up.  In each session students will have 2 projects to work on.  Students will make fused glass – picture painting, these make wonderful gifts.  Students will have the option of making ornaments, using recycled glass, fused glass collage, junk sculpture and much more.

Class begins on Saturday,  October 5th  at 10:30 AM.

Cost per session:  $20  – this includes all supplies.